Mistress_Nessa 40F
527 posts
7/2/2006 3:05 am

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7/3/2006 3:22 am


Ok, here's the story, first my sister had to come back to IL, apparently they took a wrong turn and ended up going towards New York! So, they had to come back here to get spend the night and get some money from me so they could make it back to GA, they left this morning, and they've already called me to let me know they made it. So, now I can relax a little. Of course my sister forgot the baby bag full of diapers, a movie, and some of the clothes here, but it's no big deal, I will be sending it back when I wash it.

Secondly, I spoke to the hospital, my son is doing fine, the tests came back normal... so, why am I not as happy as I should be at these news?? Well, I'll tell you why... I just find it a little odd that I had to call THEM to find out the results... In the 4 years that I've been dealing with these doctors, every single time I take my son for tests, they ALWAYS call me back to let me know the results... so, why not this time? Why did I have to call them to inquire about his results? Don't get me wrong, it's not like I feel it's too much for me to call them and find out. I am NOT bitching at the fact that I had to call them... I'm just questioning why... for those of you who do not know, I'm going through some hard times, dealing with Child Protective Services, on a stupid non founded accusation that my kids school made, so obviously they had to inform the doctors and all, which it's ok, I have nothing to fear, but, what I'm wondering is this... Would it be possible, that the doctors have been told by CPS not to let me know if something was wrong with my child so that they could use that in the up coming trial against them? I was not found guilty of any of the charges the school made, but because my son had to be hospitalized in the same time period that CPS was doing the investigation, they decided to charge me with "medical neglect", which technically doesn't do anything to harm me from what I've heard, and I still get to keep my kids, but because it was NOT my fault that my son was hospitalized, I decided to appeal the case, got an attorney, and we're going to trial... However, because it was the DOCTORS fault my son was hospitalized, I am wondering... Would the doctors team up with CPS to help them win the case? Is that why they didn't call me to let me know he was doing fine?? and most importantly, IS he REALLY fine? or are they withholding information from me to save their asses?? Isn't that illegal???

I guess I won't know until the trial, but in the mean time, all the questions are driving me nuts!

~ Nessa ~

knightheart13 52M
5 posts
7/2/2006 3:29 pm

I'm neither a doctor, or a lawyyer but it seems that your sons welfare would not be "used" by ANY credible physician to further thier livelyhood or protect thier "asses". I assume that you have him in a notable facility and that the ENTIRE staff are not liable for neglegience on the part of his hospitalization; so it seems to reason that the faculty/bod/or superiors would be jepardizing the entire place for a incident that they see more often than they should in the medical profession. As for the other working with them to gain leverage in a case - your lawyer can easily find out what they know about your son...Its called disclosure and they have to tell you and you counsel what they have so you can prepare for it...
Good luck hun I hope all the best for you and your son...hang in there and know your friends are pulling for you

ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
7/2/2006 10:56 pm

Nessa I believe it is in fact illegal to withold medical information if you are the legal guardian. That does not however prevent unethical business or medical practice from occuring. The biggest issue is that it is difficult to prove. And what do you end up with? Stress, ulcers and no resolve. I'd be willing to bet that if there were any chance something could go against them, they will no doudt make every attempt to delay the trial and cause a large Lawyer bill to rack up in hopes you will just say fuck it. I do know for a fact that is what is done in work issues involving a termination and it sure seems logical it could happen in the medical field as well.Just my opinion of course.

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